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Novelist Ian Frazier on His Family History

Frazier is the author of "Family," a book which traces his ancestors back to the 1600s. His inspiration for the book came from old letters he found after the death of his parents in 1987 and 1988. Frazier is also the author of "Dating Your Mom," "Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody," and "Great Plains." He is a regular contributor to the "New Yorker." (Rebroadcast)

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Other segments from the episode on January 2, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 2, 1995: Interview with Dawn Upshaw; Interview with Ian Frazier; Review of Patricia Meyer Spacks's book "Boredom."

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